Clinical Terminology

  • Tim Benson
Part of the Health Informatics book series


When, in the fifteenth century, Gutenberg’s invention of the movable type led to the mass production and dissemination of books and written information, language was still relatively unformalized. It took until the eighteenth century before the great dictionaries and nomenclatures such as Dr Johnson’s English Dictionary and Linnaeus’ biological taxonomy were produced. Medical terminology escaped formalization, leading to problems that are now recognized as significant risks to patient safety.


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© Springer-Verlag London Limited 2010

Authors and Affiliations

  • Tim Benson
    • 1
  1. 1.ThatchamUK

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